‘Tis the season to be jolly and there’s no better way to indulge in great joy + lights than with this Creamy Homemade Vegan Eggnog. This delicious eggnog is made from cashews, plant-based milk, amazing warm spices, and comes completely naturally sweetened and with a pinch of turmeric for added nutritional value. The perfect Holiday drink made in just 5 minutes and is perfect for the entire family. All vegan + GF.
Let’s talk about this Creamy Homemade Vegan Eggnog, shall we? If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably a bit hesitant to drink a tall glass of eggnog because of the raw eggs situation!
If not, then kudos to you! So, of course this recipe will be a lifesaver for those of us who aren’t so excited about it! Not to worry—you won’t miss a thing with this version of eggnog!
In fact, to be honest—I enjoyed this eggnog A WHOLE LOT BETTER than the traditional version. It’s full of flavor, holiday spices, and the creaminess is UNBELIEVABLE!
When it comes to vegan eggnog, using cashews as the creaminess factor is the secret sauce to it all.
Yes, that’s right—-cashews. If I’m honest, I use cashews A LOT in my recipes, especially in my vegan recipes. When soaked and blended, it adds a nice creamy texture to anything. It did the same for this carrot juice.
Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.
Ready in less than 5 minutes TOTAL.
Warm and comforting with every sip.
Add a little alcohol for an extra twist.
Loaded with delicious Fall/Winter spices.
A great eggless eggnog option!
All dairy-free, vegan, + GF.
Makes for the perfect sweet treat for the entire family.
If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that I’ve been tossing in a few Drink recipes here and there, however, my mission is to create more healthy options for those of you who enjoy a good glass of something refreshing.
Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice
Citrus Honey Lime Mint Mocktail
Banana Mango Raspberry ‘Sunrise’ Oats Smoothie
Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice
Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale
Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric
OK, so there’s a pinch of turmeric in this eggnog. Yup! Just to be clear, this gives it a nice color (hence it’s not CRAZY light in color) and it has a great dose of healthy benefits to it.
Oh and I’ve recently started using this Almond-Cashew milk blend from the Califia Farms brand and I’m so hooked! It has a nice toasty flavor of both nuts and is so light, much like their other versions of milk. Of course, you can always use your own personal favorite plant-based milk brand.
Overall, I must admit that this vegan eggnog is EVERYTHING! I love how creamy, smooth, and easy this recipe is. Plus, the spices are so warm and comforting and the addition of turmeric adds such great health benefits.
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Usually, Chai Tea latte doesn’t include turmeric (at all), however, I love adding turmeric to certain recipes because of it’s nutritional value.
Believe me, adding turmeric to this drink doesn’t change a thing in terms of compromising it’s taste. It’s still REALLY GOOD.
In case you weren’t aware, in order to get the full benefit from turmeric, you have to add a tiny bit of black pepper.
In case you weren’t aware, Turmeric is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your dishes. The health benefits that derive from this simple ingredient is so awesome.
But if you’re wondering, what is turmeric and where you can find it—no worries. Let’s talk!
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow hue. That’s right—it creates that bright yellow color all on it’s own.
In addition, the main ingredient in turmeric—curcumin is where all the incredible benefits lie. It has powerful inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
The only downside is that curcumin is present at a very low rate in turmeric, therefore, the best way to gain the full benefits of this ingredient is to take supplements with high contents of curcumin, specifically. OK, so where does black pepper come in? Whelp, black pepper’s main ingredient–piperine actually helps the body to absorb curcumin (by large increases) which gives us the full effect of health benefits at work.
Piperine on it’s own has it’s own set of benefits which range from nausea relief to headaches to poor digestion.
Therefore, the next time that you chose to add turmeric to your foods/drinks to add a few health benefits, don’t forget to add the black pepper. And don’t worry—it’s not that much that is required either.
Creamy Homemade Vegan Eggnog.